Halibut Marengo Style

September 6, 2021

Patty James

Marengo is an Italian dish named for the food that Napoleon ate after the battle of Marengo. Serve with brown basmati rice or quinoa and a simple spinach salad. That’s it—an easy weeknight meal!

Mealtime: Dinner
Author: Patty James
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Active preparation time: 20 minutes
Number of servings: 4



  • Four 4 ounce halibut steaks
  • white pepper for seasoning
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 8 teaspoon sea salt, plus more for seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup sliced onions
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ cup diced celery
  • chopped fresh parsley stems removed
  • black olives, chopped or sliced




Step 1:

Preheat oven to 375°F.


Step 2:

Season halibut with a little salt and white pepper and place in a 9” x 9” glass baking dish that has been lightly rubbed with oil. Spoon tomato over halibut.


Step 3:

In a sauté pan, heat oil over medium heat. Add mushrooms, onions, celery, lemon juice, thyme, 8 teaspoons of the salt, and black pepper and sauté until vegetables are al dente, about 5 minutes. Spoon over halibut. Bake, covered, until halibut flakes when tested with a fork, about 20 minutes. Garnish with parsley and olives.


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